Karens Caramel Corn

When you come from a big family, that has big family gatherings, taking a plate brings a whole new logistical element. Karen Phipps introduced this treat to family events in Tokoroa – much to the great delight of young and old.

Karens Caramel Corn
  • ½ Cup unpopped popping Corn
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 125 grams Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey (or Golden Syrup)
  • ¾ Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cup Peanuts (optional)
  1. Follow packet direction to op the corn in the oil (may need to be done in 2 batches)
  2. Combine Butter, Honey and Sugar in a pot.
  3. Heat over a low heat to dissolve.
  4. Boil uncovered for 5 minutes – stir occasionally.
  5. Pour into popped corn (and peanuts if using) and stir to combine.
  6. Spread on baking sheets to set then break into chunks.
  7. Hide until ready to serve

Variations at step 6 – Cool slightly and roll into balls,   or  Press into tin then cut into squares before it sets hard.


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